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Hello everyone,
In an effort to minimize the redness on my nose I am trying to find a nice gentle face wash with minimal ingredients/things that could agitate my skin in it. Do you all have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi Major,

Try any mild, soap-free face cleanser. Also, avoid foaming cleansers as they overdry skin and may irritate your redness even more!

HTH.
 

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HI CommMajor
Periwinkle uses Baby Shampoo to wash and then follows it with an apple cider vinegar/water toner that he makes himself.
I wonder what is causing the redness though?



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HI CommMajor
Periwinkle uses Baby Shampoo to wash and then follows it with an apple cider vinegar/water toner that he makes himself.
I wonder what is causing the redness though?
No longer using the baby shampoo. Searched around and it's not as great as I thought.
Or maybe it is.
Who knows. I never could get a definite ph level from searching the net. Some say 5.5 others say higher. I'm currently using Neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser. I also diluted my ACV toner some cause the 50-50% mixture was too drying/flaking on my face.
 

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CommMajor,
Does it look like rosacea on your nose? Bumpy? Blackheads? Acne? That would require more than just a change in cleanser. Can you describe it a little?



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Well it may be rosacea but at the moment I can't go to the dermatologist, so I need something in the mean time that will just not aggravate my sensitive skin until I can get a medical official opinion.
 

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Comm: don't forget the sunscreen! If you are like most guys, the nose reallly gets the sun! A good one is Avene Emulsion SPF 50+. It isn't greasy or white and really does the job!



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Oh! Sorry. It was the screen name, I guess.
Well, if your skin is red and sensitive, maybe just a mild cleanser and the sunscreen would let it rest. Is it peeling or having blackheads or just red?



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Oh! Sorry. It was the screen name, I guess.
Well, if your skin is red and sensitive, maybe just a mild cleanser and the sunscreen would let it rest. Is it peeling or having blackheads or just red?
Ha, ha, ha! I thought the same thing, Fawnie; welcome Ms. CommMajor 101!
 

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I'm such a dork
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CommMajor101 = Communication Major, right?
I was thinking Commanding Major, as in the military.....my bad. I do apologize CommMajor101!!! Not everyone here is this clueless I promise. Welcome!



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I really like the La Roche Posay sunscreen takes while to sink into skin the one iv got but does leave my skin so soft afterwoulds!
 

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Something else to worry about -- I just read an article that wearing sunscreen prevents the production of Vit D -- however it was stated that most people don't put on enough sunscreen to block all the sun rays. I guess we take pills year round.
 

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Well, if your skin is red and sensitive, maybe just a mild cleanser and the sunscreen would let it rest. Is it peeling or having blackheads or just red?
Any recommendations for a mild cleanser? Really that's my goal is to get actual product recommendations. I know what I need (ie a mild cleanser and sunscreen) but I don't know any good ones. So any product recommendation would be great (and don't worry about the gender confusion, although I'm not sure a lot of guys would be seeking skin care advice). And yes, it stands for Communications Major - haha. You guys are funny
 

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Something else to worry about -- I just read an article that wearing sunscreen prevents the production of Vit D -- however it was stated that most people don't put on enough sunscreen to block all the sun rays. I guess we take pills year round.
I also found that we only need 15 min of sunlight a day to produce Vit D, so no frying all day needed!

CommMajor: Dr Hauschka makes a Cleansing Milk and Cleansing Cream that are very gentle. I use both on my sensitive skin and haven't had trouble. I use Retin-A and Vit C serum so I have to use something gentle too. I hope this helps you in some way.



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